Pair of Duffs get the Laserglaze treatment.
With Model Rail issue 166 on sale today and my contributions for MR167 all in the bag, I'm now working on stuff for issue 168. As 168 is the Spring issue (out in late March), it feels like I'm speeding through 2012, yet it's still only January. Mind you, I wouldn't mind a bit of Spring-like weather as I'm getting fed up of the cold and short hours of daylight.
Today, I've been trialling some new laserglazing packs from Shawplan, designed for the Class 47s of Bachmann and Vi-Trains. I've used some of these glazing packs before (CLICK HERE), albeit on different locomotives, and a Benchtest review appeared in MR158. These two glazing kits follow the same method of being fitted from the outside and are shaped to allow a friction fit that can be reinforced with clear varnish or, preferably, Johnsons Klear acrylic floor polish.
Both packs fitted well, although I had to fettle the windscreens on the Bachmann model a bit, but this was more down to this model having been repainted than the design of the glazing. I've just completed a little extra weathering to blend the windows with the rest of the dirty bodyshells, making use of some PH Designs wiper masks. I'll post a finished image here in due course, while you can read about the project in more detail in MR168, including a demo of distressing and weathering the EWS 'Duff'.